As per attached letter of May 2, 2013 advising the Company that we
will advise our membership not to sign the release of information
consent form the Company has recently told us they will be using. In
order to clarify the issue, we ask that you advise your members to
supply the samples if requested and sign the control and custody
form. However we ask that our members not sign the consent form to
release the results to the Company. This allows the collection of
the samples in a timely manner and enables us to review and
determine if the results will be kept confidential and in keeping
with the privacy rights of our membership.
For your information we have attached the Company’s proposed new
consent form and expect you will understand our serious concerns
with our membership signing such an authorization.
In all cases, please contact our offices if/when a member is
requested to provide samples and sign this consent form.